Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Posts tagged “Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte – private collection. Le pont d’Argenteuil et la Seine (c. 1883)

Gustave Caillebotte – private collection. Title: Le pont d’Argenteuil et la Seine. Date: c. 1883. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 65.5 x 81.6 cm. Sold by Christie’s in New York, on November 6, 2008. Source: I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.


Gustave Caillebotte – private collection. The Park on the Caillebotte Property at Yerres (1875)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 65 x 92 cm. Inscriptions: GCaillebotte 1875. Source:

Gustave Caillebotte – The Art Institute of Chicago Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection, 1964.336. Jour de pluie à Paris/Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 212.2 x 276.2 cm. Inscriptions: Inscribed at lower left: G. Caillebotte. 1877. Nr.: Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection, 1964.336. Source:…

In his masterpiece, Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte brought an unusual monumentality and compositional control to a typical Impressionist subject, the new boulevards that were changing the Paris cityscape. The result is at once real and contrived, casual and choreographed. With its curiously detached figures, the canvas depicts the anonymity that the boulevards seemed to create. By the time it appeared in the third Impressionist exhibition, held in April 1877, the artist was 29 years old, a man of considerable wealth, and not only the youngest but also the most active member of the Impressionist group. He contributed six of his own canvases to the exhibition; played a leading part in its funding, organization, promotion, and installation… (